Strap-in for this one, XTC fans: Record/Hot Sauce purveyor Kevin Chanel (Grooves Inspiralled Vinyl/El Enojado Hot Sauce) brings us a curious musical oddity called 'Take Away / The Lure of Salvage', the 1980 debut record by XTC frontman Andy Partridge...
Strap-in for this one, XTC fans: Record/Hot Sauce purveyor Kevin Chanel (Grooves Inspiralled Vinyl/El Enojado Hot Sauce) brings us a curious musical oddity called 'Take Away / The Lure of Salvage', the 1980 debut record by XTC frontman Andy Partridge a.k.a. Mr Partridge! Consisting basically of dub remixes/rewrites of tracks originally recorded by Partridge's band XTC - and Co-produced with John Leckie - it's a weirdly confounding, highly experimental slab that challenges at every turn.
Songs featured in this episode: Meccanik Dancing (Peel Session), Dance With Me, Germany - XTC; Words From The Poster (Remix) - The Front; Big Train, Piss Bottle Man - Mike Watt; All My Friends Are Ghosts - Scared Of Chaka; Making Plans For Nigel, Battery Brides, A Dictionary Of Modern Marriage, Life Begins At The Hop - XTC; Commerciality - Andy Partridge; Refrigeration Blues - XTC The Day They Pulled The North Pole Down - Andy Partridge; Heatwave - XTC; The Forgotten Language Of Light - Andy Partridge; Millions - XTC; Kurt's Rejoinder - Brian Eno; Reel By Reel - XTC; Steam Fist Futurist, Shore Leave Ornithology (Another 1950) - Andy Partridge; Ornithology - Charlie Parker; Cairo - Andy Partridge; Penetration In The Centrefold - DEVO; Helicopter - XTC; The Rotery - Andy Partridge; Veteran's Day Poppy - Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band; Madhattan, I Sit In The Snow - Andy Partridge; Meninblack - The Stranglers; The Walrus Hunt, Margaret Freeman - The Residents; Work Away Tokyo Day, New Broom - Andy Partridge; Radio 4 - Public Image Ltd.; It's Over - The Front; Let There Be Snow - Andy Partridge
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Born in San Diego, CA. Grew up in National City and Chula Vista (neighborhoods of SD). Turned onto rock (Cooper, Bowie, Sabbath, etc., then punk rock) as it was happening. Started playing in groups in 1980, urged by a love of The Saints, Ramones, Metal Box, XTC, Gang Of Four and other groups.
1982 joined The Front and took on the management of Scheming Intelligentsia Records (with which we released our 2nd album - "Man You Gotta Move"), which I maintained until 1996, having released around 40 titles.
Moved to SF at that time, where I went corporate, got married in 99, had a kid in 2006. In that time started (and ended) ChinMusic! Magazine - a RnR/baseball zine. 2003 started Punk Rock Confidential magazine with my wife Sunny, and Fat Mike of NOFX. After a few years that died. In 2016 we inherited Grooves Inspiralled Vinyl from Sunny's late father Ray Andersen, which we still run. In 2019 I began El Enojado Hot Sauce, now up to 12 flavors.
Currently I also play bass for The Zeros, and sing for a Saints tribute band - Kid Galahad And The Eternals.